Local News

  • Ohio River bridge tolls begin

     LOUISVILLE – Tolling on the Louisville/Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, Dec. 30.

    Tolling is scheduled to begin at 4 a.m. on the new SR 265 Lewis and Clark Bridge, the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge and the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge.

  • Dishon case on national TV

     SHEPHERDSVILLE -- It was March 2015 when one of the most heinous crimes came to a close in Bullitt County.

    It involved murder and sexual abuse. It involved family members being violated by another family member.

    It was the stuff that the members of the Dishon family would like to put behind them.

    However, the story of Jessica Dishon’s death in 1999 will be told to a national television audience.

    Not once but twice.

  • Hillview’s Mahoney selected as PIP partner of the year

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - He has been an officer for a number of years and, in his second stint with the Hillview Police Department, he is serving as chief.

    But, recently, the Bullitt County Partners in Prevention named Hillview Police chief William Mahoney as its 2016 Partner or the Year at its annual member’s appreciation luncheon.

    The award was presented by PIP chairperson Sarah Smith, who also serves as the Bullitt County Public Schools Safe and Drug-Free Schools coordinator.

  • Bullitt ready to donate land to VA

     CLERMONT — They may not be interested but Bullitt Fiscal Court has made the offer.

    While officials in Jefferson County discuss the ultimate location of the Veterans Administration hospital, Bullitt Fiscal Court voted unanimously to offer 42 acres at the northwest quadrant of the Interstate 65/Highway 245 interchange.

    Free of charge.

    With several dozen veterans in attendance on Tuesday morning, Bullitt officials discussed the offer and why it makes sense.

  • Food pantry gaining popularity throughout community

     SHEPHERDSVILLE—Sometimes it’s the smallest acts that make the biggest difference.

    Rob Beckett, minister of Shepherdsville First Church of the Nazarene, thought he was doing a small act by building an outdoor pantry. Little did he know, that small act would turn into a countywide project.

    In August, Beckett was on Facebook when a friend shared a post about a free pantry in Arkansas, suggesting that someone should do the same in Shepherdsville.

  • The Reason for the Season

     Once again this Christmas season, Hillview Community Christian Church hosted its Walk through Bethlehem.

    The live nativity included a live camel and donkey, as well as members of the church.

    Several thousand attended this year’s event.

    More photos and a video can be seen at www.pioneernews.net.

    Also, continue to check the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net for photos and videos of various Bullitt County holiday events.

  • Boy Scout Troop 8481 collects for those in need of brighter Christmas

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - Local Boy Scouts do more service than just helping little old ladies cross the street.

    Troop 8481, Based at First Baptist Church of Shepherdsville, hosted its 6th annual community clothing and toy giveaway in time for the Christmas season.

    During the year scouts collect items for the giveaway, even donating their own toys that they’ve outgrown in hopes that the toys will bring joy to others.

    Along with the clothing and toys, there were youth jackets and footwear available.

  • CHRISTMAS: American Legion Post

      SHEPHERDSVILLE - There were several hundred youngsters who visited the American Legion Post 157 for the annual Christmas party.

    Santa and Mrs. Claus were popular with the visitors, even the youngest.

    Food was provided, as well as presents and activities.

    See more photos from the event, along with photos and videos from various holiday festivities, in the multimedia section of www.pioneernews.net.

  • Alleged bomb threat leads to evacuation

     UPDATE (12/21/16, 3 p.m.): The following is a message released from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office:

    On December 21, 2016, at about 12:29 p.m., Bullitt Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call of a bomb threat to the “Bullitt County Courthouse.”

    Due to the vague statement, both the Judicial Center and the County Courthouse were evacuated by the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office.

    Shepherdsville Police also responded to the scene. Louisville Metro assisted with bomb detection dogs.

  • Community comes to rescue of family that loses its home

     SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Bullitt County family has been displaced during the holiday season after a fire destroyed their home.

    Marie Knear and Jim Wimsatt, along with their 8-year-old son, Wesley, lost everything in the fire, including two pets.

    Zoneton Fire units were dispatched to the residence at 1239 Pryor Valley Rd. about 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 15. Chief Rob Orkies said smoke from the fire could already be seen from the Preston Highway station as firefighters responded.